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ICONOCLASSICS with Anthony Hewitt, piano, at Café Yukari

After a sell out concerts last year year, “remarkably gifted” concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to the friendly and convivial Cafe Yukari in Kew, to give a solo recital ahead of a major new recording project.

Tickets £25

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Programme includes music by Albeniz, Ravel, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mozart and Janacek

ICONOCLASSICS features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a café but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the venue creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way. Concert-goers can mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists after the performance.

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:
“a truly uplifting evening of beautiful music!”
“better than Wigmore Hall!”
“such a friendly atmosphere…”
“Inspiring, inspired”
“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station”

Anthony Hewitt

BEN SHANKLAND, jazz piano, at Café Yukari

7 STAR ARTS presents BEN SHANKLAND, jazz pianist & composer

Tickets £18 – advance booking only, no on the door sales

Doors open 7pm for Japanese tea & cakes

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Winner of 2023 BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician of the Year,  Edinburgh-born pianist and composer Ben Shankland is, despite his young  age, already gaining recognition on the UK jazz scene. He began his musical journey studying classical piano and bassoon, which greatly  developed his general musicality before finding an interest in jazz in his teens. Before long, he was hooked and began honing his craft as a member of Scotland’s finest youth jazz orchestras, with mentorship from  pianists John Turville and Alan Benzie, and saxophonists Tommy Smith and Mike Williams.

‘He is the perfect all-round musician, thoroughly grounded in the history and feel of jazz.’ – John Turville, Jazz Pianist
‘Great effervescence and jazz creativity’ – Tommy Smith, Jazz Saxophonist


Café
Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station which boasts a beautiful Fazioli grand piano. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists.

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening of beautiful music!”
“such a friendly atmosphere…”
“Inspiring, inspired”
“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station”

7 Star Arts T&Cs

Tickets are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled